The April Dead

Alan Parks

The April Dead by Alan Parks (Hardback ISBN 9781786897190) book cover

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The fourth dark and gripping Harry McCoy thriller from the most exciting new voice in Scottish noir


In a grimy flat in Glasgow, a homemade bomb explodes, leaving few remains to identify its maker.

Detective Harry McCoy knows in his gut that there’ll be more to follow. The hunt for a missing sailor from the local US naval base leads him to the secretive group behind the bomb, and their disturbing, dominating leader.

On top of that, McCoy thinks he’s doing an old friend a favour when he passes on a warning, but instead he’s pulled into a vicious gang feud. And in the meantime, there’s word another bigger explosion is coming Glasgow’s way – so if the city is to survive, it’ll take everything McCoy’s got …

“One of the great Scottish crime writers … Like the very best crime novels, The April Dead makes you keenly aware of all the pain out there and (almost) alleviates it”
the Times, Book Of The Month

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“Dark and gritty … Gripping”
crime Monthly

sunday Times Crime Club

“Immensely exciting … One of the best police thrillers of the last few years”
morning Star

”Praise for the Harry McCoy series: Fascinating and dangerous … Parks has clearly studied the masters of tartan noir but has his own voice. He shows how, among the welter of violence, a spontaneous act of kindness can have just as great an impact”
the Times, Book Of The Month

Alan Parks

Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives and works in Glasgow.

The April Dead
is the fourth Harry McCoy thriller.